"Together We Achieve"
Welcome to Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High School, the "Home of the Mustangs." We are a 7-12 building which has an enrollment of approximately 150 students along with 30 faculty/staff members, joining together the communities of Blue Rapids and Waterville.
Technology in the district is top notch! We have SmartBoards and projectors in nearly every classroom and also have began a 1 to 1 iPad initiative which will provide our students the latest innovative and creative education. Valley Heights will continue to be on the "cutting edge" of technology provided to our students.
Professional Learning for our teachers is also a cornerstone to our success. Teachers have built a solid system to; analyze student data, provide professional development, improve building procedures and etc. We are very proud of our Professional Learning Communities and how they function to best serve our students.
Our goal is prepare our students for success through the efforts of school, home and community. Our students are great students who take tremendous pride in their education by holding themselves accountable for their efforts. We have a caring, competent, and committed staff, which strives to make sure that every student reaches their potential and believe that high expectations produce high results. Our students are ultimately responsible for their success. Their responsibility begins with good attendance, class participation, and includes making quality decisions using our 5 guiding principles;
1) I am responsible for my actions.
2) I show respect and courtesy for myself and others.
3) I contribute a positive learning environment.
4) I strive for excellence.
5) I leave it better than I found it.
Our community is constantly providing outstanding support to our young people of Valley Heights, which is irreplaceable. We appreciate them for their help and continued support as we prepare our students for a positive and productive future.
Joining all of these great people as a big family shows why Valley Heights has a reason to celebrate achievements and welcome challenges. We have all the pieces directly aligned for success. We must continue to work together to continue our motto, "Together we achieve." Come anytime to witness the positive and productive things happening at Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High School.
Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High School has been recognized by the Confidence in Public Education Task Force with two Certificate of Merit Awards for 11th Grade Reading and Math. This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement . . . read more
As released by the Kansas State Board of Education on September 19, 2012 Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High has been honored with the distinction of "Building Wide" Standard of Excellence in Reading and Math for the second year in a row. . . . read more
As the end of the nine weeks approaches, I would like to take a minute to update you on the iPad initiative. Based on my observations and expectations, I believe the iPad initiative is progressing ahead of schedule. We have been extremely . . . read more
Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High School has been recognized nationally by receiving the 2012 National Bronze Medal Award as one of the top High Schools in Kansas and the nation by US News and World Report. . . . read more
iPad Initiative I am very excited the Superintendent and the Board of Education has supported an iPad initiative for all 9-12 students at Valley Heights Jr./Sr. High School. This initiative will provide many positive educational . . . read more
Tell Someone! Valley Heights has implemented an anti-bullying program called Olweus (Ol-VEY-us) to prevent and address bullying issues as they occur in our buildings. We do realize that bullying is going to occur and we . . . read more
Continuing with the 2012-13 school year, our district policy will utilize a deductible format. If a student is injured, the parents' insurance is utilized first. After that, the parents are responsible for $3500 of any . . . read more